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Senate Committee passes nanotech bill

from the gathering-influential-supporters dept.
Legislation to advance nanotechnology research and development advanced toward full Senate consideration, unanimously passing the Senate Commerce Committee on Sept. 19: Senate Committee Passes Nanotech Bill. For earlier coverage of the recent Senate scrutiny of nanotechnology, see Nanodot post of Sept. 18, 2002, the written opening statements of hearing witnesses, and Nanotechnology bill introduced in Senate. From Senate Committee Passes Nanotech Bill:

"The unanimous support of the Senate Commerce Committee is a very big step forward for this very small technology," [Sen. Joe Lieberman (D-Conn.)], who vowed to pushed to full Senate passage before the end of the year, said. "Nowhere in the world are the wheels of innovation spinning more rapidly than in the realm of nanotechnology. The U.S. certainly possesses the raw resources and talent to lead the world in developing this technology. Our legislation will provide the nation with a long-term focus and sustained commitment, and facilitate new collaborations between government, academia, and industry that will ensure our place at the head of the next wave of innovation."

4 Responses to “Senate Committee passes nanotech bill”

  1. bugstuff Says:

    Wonderful Life : Economic Stimulus Package.

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    Economic Stimulus Package

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  2. Corwin Says:

    Bill Sponsorship

    Does anybody besides me just cringe at where this bill came from?


    I voted for Gore with gritted teeth, mainly because I have some serious issues with Lieberman.

  3. bugstuff Says:

    Someone destroyed my text! I will post later maybe

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    Jesus never got paid one cent for His effort to bring the message of Godís love to all people.

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    EXCERPT from A Peaceful Non-Violent Jihad: A Spiritual Struggle to Make the World a Better Place to Live:

    God can guide social progress. All who adhere to many creeds and religious convictions and are inspired to make a positive constructive contribution to society form one body. According to Ancient Scripture, the one body has many members. Richard Feynman and I are moving through time and space each with our own unique mission in life.

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    Ontogeny recapitulates phylogeny. The human reptilian brain includes an innate natural instinct known to psychologist as the death instinct. We as human individuals have an innate natural tendency to quit, give up, and die.

  4. Mr_Farlops Says:

    Re:Bill Sponsorship

    Well nanotech seems to be drawing some strong support from both ends of the political spectrum (remember Gingrich's nanotech advocacy?) so I guess it balances out in the end.

    Even still, I think that most politicians are going to be as clueless about nano as they are about the Internet, biotech and intellectual property. At least they are paying attention though. I'd much rather have them pay attention than not pay attention.

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